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Old 09-03-2013, 06:29 AM   #11
OwlMatt
 
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Re: Techniques are dead: Living movement vs dead technique

Was watching a video featuring our very own Henry Ellis last night, in which he illustrates what I was trying to say quite nicely.

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Start around 4:15. Ellis Sensei isn't just talking about being able to summon up technique he knows at any moment; he's talking about spontaneously creating new stuff in real time to suit a situation. That's the goal, I think, of training technique.

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